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What a report from Germany teaches us about investigating algorithms
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What a report from Germany teaches us about investigating algorithms
Nov 26, 2022

Reporting about large-scale finance decisions is difficult for any journalist—but a team of German investigative reporters has crowdsourced a major investigative story revealing flaws in a closely guarded credit scoring algorithm.

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About the Database

The AI Incident Database is dedicated to indexing the collective history of harms or near harms realized in the real world by the deployment of artificial intelligence systems. Like similar databases in aviation and computer security, the AI Incident Database aims to learn from experience so we can prevent or mitigate bad outcomes.

You are invited to submit incident reports, whereupon submissions will be indexed and made discoverable to the world. Artificial intelligence will only be a benefit to people and society if we collectively record and learn from its failings. (Learn More)

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Wordcounts

These are the most common rooted and stemmed words across all incident reports. More details are available on its data summary page.

    compani

    4007

    system

    3831

    peopl

    3644

    new

    3192

    algorithm

    2935

    sai

    2740

    data

    2579

    car

    2485

    technolog

    2305

    polic

    2253
The Responsible AI Collaborative

The AI Incident Database is a project of the Responsible AI Collaborative, an organization chartered to advance the AI Incident Database. The governance of the Collaborative is architected around the participation in its impact programming. For more details, we invite you to read the founding report and learn more on our board and contributors.

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